Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Twins born by cesarean birth may be at greater risk for cognitive problems, according to a new study at the University of Malaga (UMA) in Spain. The findings are published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology. “Twins are very vulnerable, since their birth...
Childhood Tics May Not Go Away, Kids Just Get Better at Hiding Them

Childhood Tics May Not Go Away, Kids Just Get Better at Hiding Them

Around 20 percent of kids will develop one or more compulsive tics, such as excessive blinking, throat clearing or shrugging, at some point during childhood. Yet far fewer (only around 3 percent) go on to develop a chronic tic disorder, such as Tourette syndrome. In...
Parents Play Key Role in Preparing Autistic Teens for Driving

Parents Play Key Role in Preparing Autistic Teens for Driving

When parents of teens with autism prioritize independence, it can significantly help prepare their children for driving, according to a new study published in the journal Autism in Adulthood. The study, compiled by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia...
Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

A new study shows that adversity early in life affects a child’s executive function skills, such as their ability to focus or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, parental divorce, or substance abuse can lead to changes in a child’s...